It's all about jobs and resilience. The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes and TEConomy Partners released the 2023 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report. Learn more with the CSBI-TEConomy National Workforce Trends Report.

National Analysis


DAKOTA SEEDS: Addressing South Dakota's Workforce Needs

Internships are a great way to help fill your temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for permanent employees. Internships also enhance a student's education by providing work experience in their chosen career pathway.

Dakota Seeds is an innovative internship program that connects students with employers as a way to help fill temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for future permanent employment. Qualifying businesses can receive matching funds up to $2,000 per intern for internships in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, as well as in manufacturing and accounting. Please see program guidelines for more information.

Program Guidelines

Please see SD Biotech Members' Career links and job openings and internships below.

BIO Job listings is a benefit to SD Biotech members and can include internship opportunities. Listings and links provided will direct applicants to more information or application submission. Please contact the job posting's organization with any employment or job-related questions.


Sanford Research



MedGene Labs

Notiva Nutrition


SAB Biotherapeutics

Veterinary Medical Center

Augustana University

South Dakota State University

University of South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Northern State University



CBS Branch Manager


The world of agriculture and the feed industry is rapidly evolving. CBS Inc. is at the leading edge — an innovation-focused company that researches, develops, and manufactures a wide range of bio-based products used in feed, food, and industrial applications.   CBS Inc. is a pioneer and leader in enzymes and other bio-based feed technology options, leveraging over 30 years of research and development.  That’s just a start. The next level is fast approaching — new Feed Science Platforms built for the new landscape of livestock production and the new world of feed technology-powered solutions.



SDSU Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance

Are you excited to take your research and leadership skills to a new level?  Then the Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, South Dakota is the place for you.  Under the direction of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, this position will be a core partner in SDSU’s research growth.  The Program Director of Research Integrity and Compliance will promote research excellence through research integrity and compliance as the university pursues a multi-faceted research growth agenda.  We are looking for a hands-on learner and leader who is committed to SDSU’s core values.  This position is a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position.  

The university is in a multi-faceted transition to grow our impact through research, scholarship and creative activity.  Recent build out of facilities to support research exceeds $200 million.  
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  Sponsorship is not available for this position.  


Dakota Provisions QA Lab Technician

QA Lab Technician Job Description
Huron, SD
Full Time Position Available

Hourly wage will depend on experience and education
The lab technician will perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical and/or chemical properties of various meat products. 
Some of the lab technician duties include but are not limited to:
Examining chemical, microbiological, and pathogenic samples to identify the presence of microbes and pathogens and any deviations from chemical limits
Recording and compiling test results with the ability to prepare graphs, charts, and reports for analysis by management team members.
Conducting standardized tests on meat, additives, preservatives and environmental samples to ensure compliance with standards and regulations

Test quality of materials or finished products

Maintain records of testing results or other documents as required by USDA and HACCP regulations
Monitor and control temperature of samples received into the lab
Compute fat, moisture, protein, salt and calcium content, percentages of ingredients, formulas or other product factors using equipment (FOSS), mathematical and chemical procedures
Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning and/or sterilizing
Cleaning up after yourself and sanitizing all surfaces
Analyze test results to classify products or compare results with standard tables
Provide training to newly hired laboratory personnel, when applicable
Prepare and incubate Petri film plates with bacterial cultures

Prepare microbiological, pathogenic, and chemical samples for testing and analysis

Mix and blend ingredients to make reagents and enrichment media

Prepare compounds or solutions for products or testingOrder/keep track of supplies needed to maintain inventories in the laboratory 


Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Division of Research and Economic Development is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

We are looking for a an outgoing, people centered, mission oriented, creative professional to join our team. The successful candidate will support the division’s leadership team through project management, customer service, and leadership of the division’s administrative support team with a focus on excellence. This position is located in Brookings, South Dakota. This position is a 12 month, full-time, benefits-eligible position. For a complete listing of responsibilities, the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information for questions on position, and to apply, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  Full Consideration Deadline: February 27, 2023.  For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  Learn more about Brookings

The department actively provides access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission.  South Dakota State University is an AA/EO employer – vets, disability.


Accounting Manager

Dakota Provisions

Job Title:         Accounting Manager
Reports To:     Controller 

Principle Responsibilities:
Preparation of reports which summarize and forecast company business activity in areas of fixed assets, A/R and A/P, based on past, present, and expected operations, for both internal and external users.
Maintain internal accounting procedures and controls necessary for the protection of company assets that fall within area of responsibility.
Direct oversight of company disbursements in accordance with policies and procedures.
Direct oversight of fixed asset inventory and accounting including monthly/yearly depreciation calculations and reconciliations.
Preparation of financial information to assist outside accountants in completing tax and other regulatory returns and to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
Supervision of employees performing accounting, collections, and disbursement duties.  Monitor and evaluate the performance of staff; recommend and implement personnel actions.
Month/Year end close for A/R, A/P and Fixed Assets ensuring all invoices/PO’s are received and posted.
All Sales Tax issues including monthly reporting and payment to the state. 
Technical Skills:
Accounting software experience; SAP experience is advantageous.
Fixed asset software experience.
Microsoft Excel, Word
GAAP awareness.
Mathematics, critical thinking, time management, decision making, and communication (written and spoken) skills. 
Bachelor’s degree in a financial field of expertise desired but not required.
Knowledgeable with laws and regulations governing depreciation, credit, lien laws, and collections.
3-5 years experience with supervisory responsibilities in 2-3 of those years.
Food manufacturing experience strongly preferred.

Please send resume to: Jessica Iverson